Uno Helmersson SWEDEN
Uno Helmersson is an award-winning Swedish composer and a multi instrumentalist whose credits include the worldwide hit tv series “The Bridge”, broadcast in more than 100 territories and for which he was awarded a Golden FIPA. Awarded and nominated for his music, with over 60 composer credits on IMDB, many of those multiple awarded films and documentaries, and more than 800 registered compositions on his rights society, he is among the top composers in the northern part of Europe.
Uno was born and raised in Västerbotten, in the rural parts of northern Sweden.
As a child, his parents took note of his talent for music and made him take organ classes and as a teenager he played with several bands and came to realize that he wanted to pursue a career in music.
n the year 2002 he was accepted to The Royal College of Music in Stockholm and during his years at the College he came into contact with Johan Söderqvist - one of the most prominent composers of film music in the Nordic countries.
After graduating Uno started working as Söderqvist’s assistant on films like “Let the Right One In”, “Kon-Tiki'' and “Limbo”. Their cooperation matured into a partnership that resulted in acclaimed productions like the tv series “The Bridge'' and “Departement Q” I & II.
Uno got his own international breakthrough with the music for the Emmy and Cannes winning documentary “Armadillo” in 2010.
Since then he has been frequently engaged to compose music for tv and cinema all around the world.
In 2021 Uno released his first solo album on [PIAS] - the largest independent record company in the UK.
Uno´s latest work includes the prize winning and three time Oscar nominated documentary “Flee”, for which he also won best score at the Robert Awards in Denmark, the Annecy Award, as well as the American Cinematheque Tribute to the Crafts.
With over 70 films and series to his name, recent projects include major documentaries like “The Painter and The Thief” (2020) - winner of best score at the Golden Screen - “Chernobyl - The Lost Tapes”, (HBO in UK/US) and “Magnus” (2016) about the life of Norway’s Mozart of Chess, as well as the Tv-series Blinded S2 (Cmore, SE), Fenris (Viaplay, NO) and “Storm”, (SF Production/Paradox, NO).